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School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a private institution that was founded in 1866. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,577 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $39,020 (2012-13).
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Founded in 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) provides a leading global vision for the education of artists, designers, and others who shape contemporary art practice. SAIC's primary purpose is to foster the conceptual and technical education of artists, designers, and scholars in a highly professional, studio-oriented, and academically rigorous environment, encouraging excellence, critical inquiry, and experimentation.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to School of the Art Institute of Chicago, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1, and the early action deadline is December 3. The application fee at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $65. It has an an acceptance rate of 76.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||76.7%|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 12:1, and the school has 82.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||38|
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,577, with a gender distribution of 31.6 percent male students and 68.4 percent female students. At this school, 17.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 83.0 percent of students live off campus.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||N/A|
Campus Info & Services
School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. School of the Art Institute of Chicago also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 55.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,489.
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|Tuition and fees||$39,020 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$12,400 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data